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Genus Cylindromyia

Fly with long proboscis - Cylindromyia Fly - Cylindromyia Tachinid family picnic at Silverado - Group 2 - Cylindromyia signatipennis Unknown pollinating fly  - Cylindromyia Tachinid collected from jujube flowers - Cylindromyia Tachinid - Cylindromyia interrupta unidentified Diptera - Cylindromyia Tachinid Fly (Cylindromyia) - Cylindromyia
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Tachinidae
Subfamily Phasiinae
Tribe Cylindromyiini
Genus Cylindromyia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised by Aldrich (1926)(1)
Explanation of Names
Cylindromyia Meigen 1803
Numbers
15 spp. in 5 subgenera in our area(2)
Identification
The basic color pattern of the abdomen is black with red on the sides. The red area can expand to cover the top of the abdomen (as in intermedia and nana) and is absent in a few species (atra, mirabilis, propusilla). There are white bands at bases of tergites, except in alticola. The bands of propusilla are strongly curved.
Range
worldwide, incl. most of NA; several spp. transcontinental, but tend to be more diverse in the west(2)(3)
Habitat
common flower visitor in open weedy areas
Season
throughout summer
Food
recorded hosts include various Pentatomidae, some moths, and unidentified Acrididae(2)
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